Following on the success of Sectus 2007 in London, we are pleased to present Sectus 2009, a four-day Harry Potter convention for adults. Set in a magnificent Grade II listed castle in Britain, this will be a unique event, combining a formal conference with a celebration of one of the best-loved fantasy series of all time. What's better than spending four days discussing the books, meeting your fellow fans and gallivanting around a Welsh castle?
Sectus 2009 will take place at Bodelwyddan Castle from June 26-29, 2009. As a benefit to those who book early, paying in installments is available during the first Sectus pay period – so from the time registration opens until October 31st, 2008. After this date, you must have paid your registration in full. Supporting members are those who wish to receive official Sectus pre-event emails and a mailed copy of the registration pack, but are not considered registered attendants of the conference. Supporting members who decide to register later need only pay the difference between said membership fee and the registration price. Both options are subject to terms and conditions. See our website for more details.
Bodelwyddan Castle is a fully-equipped, restored castle with purpose-built rooms that feature all the modern amenities in an historic setting. In addition to having several magnificent period drawing and meeting rooms, Bodelwyddan Castle is home to the National Portrait Gallery's Victorian collection. Sectus 2009 will host a variety of on-site informal programming, including archery, scavenger hunts and evening entertainment, taking full advantage of Bodelwyddan Castle's spacious grounds and multiple on-site bars and meeting rooms.
Sectus 2009 will feature the same variety of programming that made the first event so popular - a mix of academic presentations and informal discussions of canon and fandom-related topics. At Sectus we're open to any kind of programming our attendees are interested in covering, whether it be fanfiction, shipping, character development or the series' real world applications. Let us know what you'd like to see at Sectus 2009 when you register - we want the programming to reflect what our attendees are interested in!
Sectus is an unofficial Harry Potter convention that is entirely not-for-profit. After a very successful partnership with Book Aid International, all proceeds of Sectus 2009 will go towards SOS Children's Villages UK, a branch of the world's largest orphans' charity, which helps homeless children, in particular those with HIV/AIDS.
Space at Sectus 2009 is limited, so register now to guarantee yourself a spot! As a special offer, those who book before the New Year will be appropriated the best rooms at the venue. Registration for Sectus is subject to terms and conditions which are available on our website.
Please visit our website, http://www.sectus.org
for more information on the event, registering and advertising with us.
The cost starts at £290, which includes registration and room and board for three nights, breakfast and evening meal for each day inclusive. Rates rise to £300 on November 1st, 2008 and then to £310 on February 1st, 2009. Room upgrades are available – see our website for details.